3 Chicago Bears players that could be cut this offseason

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The Chicago Bears have tabbed Ryan Poles as the team’s new general manager and Poles is now tasked with returning the Bears to relevancy.

Unfortunately, former Bears’ general manager Ryan Pace did not leave Poles with much room to work with this offseason. Pace left Poles with five 2022 NFL Draft selections as the Bears currently have the rights to a 2nd round pick. third round pick, fifth round pick (147 overall), fifth round pick (149 overall), and a sixth round pick.

With the draft not appearing to be a clear opportunity for Poles to improve the Bears’ roster, the new general manager will likely turn to free agency and trades.

Despite the mismanagement of the salary cap by Ryan Pace over the years with bloated contracts to the likes of Andy Dalton, Robert Quinn Jimmy Graham, and acquiring Nick Foles and his hefty contract from the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Bears are in relatively healthy cap space in relation to the 2022 Salary Cap. The Bears currently have nearly $27.5 million available in cap space and that lands them among the top 10 teams with the most available space this offseason.

With the Chicago Bears likely having an active hand in free agency this offseason, expect the team to cut several players to create cap space.

Cap space will be a valuable commodity for the Bears this offseason as the team looks to turnover their roster and acquire players that fit the philosophy of both Poles and new head coach Matt Eberflus. It seems likely that the Bears will increase their available cap space before the start of free agency as their are three players in particular that the team can cut and save money.